Cover of the Cultural Heritage of South Vietnam book (Photo: vannghiep.com)
 
 HCM City (VNA) - HCM City’s publishing houses have released dozens of new books featuring the history of South Vietnam as part of the city’s cultural activities to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Reunification Day on April 30.   

Tim Trong Di San Van Hoa Phuong Nam (Cultural Heritage of South Vietnam), published by the HCM City Publishing House of Culture and Arts, features new documents on the history and folk literature of the southern provinces from 1900 to 1940.

The work was co-written by Nguyen Dong Trieu and Phan Manh Hung, who both spent several years in collecting and researching documents. 

Another book on the South’s history by historian and author Huynh Lua was also released by the HCM City General Publishing House. 

The book, Lich Su Khai Pha Vung Dat Nam Bo (History on Reclaiming South Vietnam), features the southern land between the 17th century and the 20th century. 

It includes documents and information about the region’s politics, economy and culture in different periods.

New titles include a collection of old books featuring the history of South Vietnam published by the Tre (Youth) Publishing House.

The collection’s 12 books, written in French by members of the Indochina Scientific Research Association, were translated into Vietnamese by a group of translators led by Nguyen Nghi.

The books are about the history and development of Gia Dinh, Ben Tre, Chau Doc and Vinh Long.

Books featuring the South’s culture and lifestyle, written by researchers such as Vuong Hong Sen, Nguyen Dinh Dau and Nguyen Dong Chi, are also available.-VNA